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Old 6th August 2018, 08:27 PM
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Finally got the engine back together mostly

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Old 7th August 2018, 05:34 AM
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Scrubbed up nicely
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Old 19th August 2018, 08:56 PM
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Just read you entire build, great work!!
Iím just starting mine (mx5 just stripped)
Keep up the good work, and posts
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Old 18th September 2018, 10:25 AM
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So ive got a bit done recently
First i built an spacer for the new rear coolant pipe for the reroute to move it out from the block

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Then i filled in the the hole in the side coolant connector

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Used a 20 cent to stop the epoxy running into it

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Filled with epoxy

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The hole was a feed for the interior heater so is not needed
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Old 18th September 2018, 10:34 AM
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This is the coolant reservoir That i got
It only has this mounting point so i made a bracket to hold the whole thing

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I also removed the old mounting points for the heat shield from the manifold and cleaned and painted it

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Old 18th September 2018, 10:40 AM
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I also started on the pedal box

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I also mounted the ecu under the dash

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And made a bracket for the accelerator cable

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And the engine is back in

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Old 18th September 2018, 07:22 PM
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Next up was to mount the radiator to the chassis
I was originally going to use a spurious golf rad which was not great looking to be fair then coolex had nice ali rads for a polo for quiet cheap at the national kit car show so i picked one up

I Got two brackets bent up for it to mount it to the chassis

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Clamped in place to check everything lines up

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Checking the fit of the nose cone

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I decided to add two new pieces to the chassis rather than drill through the existing chassis

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Old 18th September 2018, 08:37 PM
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Then i started on the piping for the cooling system which i picked some of it up at the kit car show
And some of the rest of the parts came from aliexpress
I picked up the wrong size pipe so i need to get some more 32mm id piping

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Then i started on the wiring which is a whole other can of worms

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Old 19th September 2018, 01:32 AM
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Wiring is one of my next big tasks. Are you going to shorten/remove unneeded pieces on the stock harness?
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Old 19th September 2018, 07:44 AM
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I have most of the unnecessary wiring stripped out now.
The car i stripped had almost every extra electronic thing available so i reckon i have about half of the origional wiring removed
I just needs lots of organising and adjusting.
If your gonna strip the unnecessary wiring make sure you have a good wiring diagram
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